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Request a free street tree

The City is dedicated to preserve, monitor and expand Albany’s urban tree population. You can help by requesting street trees to be planted on your verge.

Tree requests for the 2024 winter planting season will need to be submitted by 1 April 2024. If your verge is assessed as being suitable, your street tree will be planted between June and September. Planting during the winter months gives the trees the best chance to thrive.

Requests made after the 1 April 2024 will be included in the 2025 winter planting season.

Benefits of street trees

Trees provide many benefits in our urban environment. They cool us down, provide habitat for wildlife and make our neighbourhoods look and feel better.

They also provide economic benefits by improving amenity and value of your property, as well as reducing cooling costs in summer and heating costs in winter as they can act as windbreaks.

Who can apply?

An owner of an urban property can request a street tree. If you do not own the property, you will need to provide written permission from the land-owner.

What trees are available?

The City of Albany has a selection of native and exotic trees for property owners to choose from. If you are unsure of what tree is suitable for your verge, you can tick the 'No preference' option on the request form. Up to a maximum of three trees can be requested if the verge can accommodate more than one tree.

A description of each of the species available in 2024 can be viewed here

How to request a street tree

There are 3 ways you can request a street tree:


Trees will be planted and maintained by the City of Albany, and will be watered for the first two summers after planting, although additional watering by the resident in dry and hot weather will ensure a strong beautiful tree.

Street Tree Inventory

Click here to view all the urban street trees in Albany and their locations.

Street Tree Guidelines 

The City of Albany recognises that trees play an integral role in the aesthetic and tree environmental aspects of streetscapes within the City. However, in some cases, the retention of all trees might not be feasible, reasonable or desirable.

Guidelines have been formulated to ensure that the City of Albany manages and maintains street trees in accordance to best practices and to allow for their protection and preservation, whilst ensuring the public safety is not compromised.

Due to the hazardous nature and liability concerns of tree felling, residents / occupants are not permitted to remove street trees themselves.

View the guidelines.